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Ranil Realises His Dream

By Rediff News Bureau
August 03, 2022 17:58 IST
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Ranil Wickremesinghe -- six times Sri Lanka's prime minister -- realised his long cherished dream when he arrived on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, to inaugurate the country's parliament, finally as its president.

 

IMAGE: Staff at Sri Lanka's parliament try to open the main door before President Wickremesinghe arrives. All photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

 

IMAGE: Wickremesinghe told parliament that talks with the IMF will begim this month to find a way out of Sri Lanka's dire economic crisis.

 

IMAGE: The man wearing a wig like British judges still do and gentlemen in the Middle Ages did is parliament Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

 

IMAGE: With Wickremesinghe after the inauguration of a new session of parliament is his successor as prime minister, Dinesh Gunawardena.

 

IMAGE: Wickremesinghe leaves parliament as Prime Minister Gunawardena and Speaker Mahinda Abeywardena look on.

 

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/Rediff.com

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